Several years ago, he sent an “Attitude” quote with a note stating that my attitude could make or break the business. The quote stays on my desk as a daily reminder.
Founders who build successful companies understand the importance of teamwork, and how their attitude will impact every decision and ultimately the direction of the company.
This week, I had a chance to visit with Cory Levy, Co-Founder and COO of One Inc. During our conversation, he mentioned that the investors who funded his startup, invested in their team not the product they were building.
We often forget or even overlook the importance of our attitude, beliefs and unspoken motive for launching a business.
In the end, these invisible character aspects evidently discovered.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of Attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think, say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, church, or home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the Attitude we will embrace for the day.
We cannot change our past. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.”